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Forgot about Dre: OKC has struggled on defense since losing San Antonio native Andre Roberson to a ruptured patella tendon.
Former Hornets guard Jeremy Lin isn’t available, still recovering from a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee.
The team announced Sunday that guard Andre Roberson is expected to miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a ruptured left patella tendon.
His legs weakened after surgery to repair the patella tendon in both knees immobilized him for three months at the end of the 2016 season.
Another important injury this weekend: USC’s Bennie Boatwright will miss the remainder of the season due to a left patella injury suffered against Oregon.
Surgery would involve realigning the kneecap and reconstructing the medial patella femoral ligament, which is important in stabilizing the kneecap.
But a patella stress fracture caused him to miss training camp.
That knee slam triggered a rupture in the patella tendon.
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Origin and Etymology of patella
First Known Use: 1634See Words from the same year
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medical Definition of patella
patellarplay \-ər\ adjective
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